Monday, May 13, 2013

Boo-tiful Patterns: Boo Knits Sweet Dreams


I recently finished this Sweet Dreams pattern by Boo Knits.


It was my fourth Boo Knit and I have loved them every one.


The patterns are extremely well written and amazingly easy for the result.  If you haven't done a lace pattern and are considering one,  I highly recommend Boo Knits.


This was my first time to do the smallest version listed in the pattern and my first to skip the beads.  I am happy with the outcome in spite of my love of BIG shawls.  Even at the smallest version, it is still a nice sized (though smaller than my usual) shawl. 


I loved the Grasshopper colorway of the Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light.  Such a happy and versatile shade of green. 


This past weekend, we enjoyed a quick road trip to Austin for a dear friend's daughter's wedding.  The bride and the wedding were beautiful!  Couldn't have asked for a more wonderful day.  I pray God will bless and keep their sweet marriage.


I hope each of you are off to a wonderful start of this mid-May week.  Can you believe it is half over already?  Time seems to just fly to me anymore.


As we rush headlong toward June...

"Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years.  If something is wrong, fix it if you can.  But train yourself not to worry.  Worry never fixes anything." ~ Mary Hemingway

blessings ~ tanna

38 comments:

Pammy Sue said...

Beautiful! It looks like spring.

Susan said...

You are encouraging me more and more to try these patterns. This is beautiful. I have not been able to wrap it around me brain as to how to add beads. I'll leave that challenge for another day.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Susan, the easiest method of adding beads that I've tried incorporates using a small crochet hook though the center of the bead to hook the stitch for beading... you slide the stitch through the center of the bead then slip it back on the knitting needle and off you go (or add after knitting according to the pattern). Easy peasy!

Betsy Brock said...

That is just lovely...everything about it is perfect! And thanks for showing all the ways to wear it...I'm tucking some of those ideas away to use!

Deb said...

beautiful Tanna...so true about the worrying...

California Girl said...

Now this is an elegant, fine spun bit of knittery. I love it.

btw, may I cut, paste & post your latest water color to my Empty Nest blog? It's beautiful and your colors are some of my favorites.

Chatty Crone said...

That second photo - was so pretty - wish I would look that good in it. sandie

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

This is beautiful! As are all your lovely projects.

Love the color...I adore knitted lace, I am looking at my knitting needles again...just looking mind you, but looking all the same.

Blessing to you always dear friend.

TexWisGirl said...

so pretty and delicate!

kathy b said...

Great color and a great classic soft shawl. Im impressed!!!!

Bonnie said...

Adore this. Just gorgeous.

Shug said...

Hi Tanna..
I know nothing about knitting, but I know enough to know that it takes a lot of talent to do something like this. Love the color and the work is just absolutely gorgeous.

Have a good evening....

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is beautiful, Tanna. You are so gifted and I like that size.

Judy S. said...

Wow, Tanna, you are one speedy knitter! This is really pretty and it was fun looking at all the shawls by this designer. Loved your "worry" quote. So true.

Wanda said...

What a lovely lacy pattern. Love it...I wore my pretty rose colored one Sunday with my white outfit for Mother's Day. It was a hit. Thanks again...I wear it all the time.

Amanda said...

Like a breath of fresh air. That Grasshopper color is wonderful, and the design is sweet. Another delightful creation. =) xoxo

Pondside said...

I love it - and I agree with you about the colour. Do you think someone who knits like I do could make this? I'd love to try.

RoeH said...

Amazing what somebody can do with a string of thread. I love this!

Mereknits said...

Oh my goodness it is gorgeous!!! I love the lace and the color of the yarn is exquisite.
So Beautiful!
Hugs to you,
Meredith

Debbie said...

The color is beautiful, but what I absolutely love the most is the size of it. I love it tied around the neck like a scarf, and I love the small shawl. That's exactly what is needed for most of the year around here.

steph said...

perfect spring/summer knit....size, fiber, and most of all the COLOR!!!! love it!!!

Sandy said...

I love green and that shade is so gorgeous. Everything you knit is just beautiful.
I think the Hemingway quote is wonderful. Sounds like she may have read the Bible. :o)
Hugs~

Laura said...

Grasshopper, yum, love the shawl, love the color.

karen said...

It is a work of art! Very very beautiful :)

SouthernHeart said...

Absolutely EXQUISITE! I love the design and, especially, the color. Tanna, you are so gifted!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

i just love that pattern but the color is wonderful too...i don't know if I have anything that color and now...am going to keep my eye out...i love it

podso said...

Oh my you mention June coming! Not yet please! Another lovely shawl and beautiful color and so lacey! Perfect for cool summer evenings!

Tricia Buice said...

That is my favorite color! It is so pretty and versatile. I bet you will get to wear this one a lot. Thanks for the worry reminder - it's hard not to - we're moms! Hope you have a wonderful mother's day. Have a great week too!

Dana said...

LOVE LOVE that color!!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

The shawl is lacy and lovely! Love the color, too.
Thanks for sharing the verse. I need to print that one out and hang it up as a reminder!

Jen Price said...

I love it! So beautiful! And no, I can't believe May is already half over. Crazy!

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, I wish you a Happy Belated Mother's Day.
I love the saying about worrying. It is very, very true.
Blessings dear. Catherine xo

Cindy said...

Mary Hemingway got it right, there is no point in worrying. I LOVE your pretty little shawl, it's so delicate and lovely!
HUgs, Cindy

Sue/the view from great island said...

Stunning---I love the color!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is gorgeous, Tanna! It also looks so nice wrapped up like a scarf which makes it so versatile, and it is such a lovely color.

Since I am watching my baby granddaughter all day during the week the time flies by and I am not getting online too often. They grow so fast, so I am enjoying every minute.

Marie said...

Gorgeous!
Love,
Marie

Bonnie said...

I am looking at this shawl again and thinking how pretty it is. So stunning.

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

Your work is just beautiful.

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